Importance of Consistency

Written by: Rose Hatting, MA, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist Consistency is the key to success! Attending therapy consistently is important so that muscles get stronger with use, and habits are formed over time.  Muscles are used all through the body. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy all work to strengthen muscles. The stronger […]

Building Gross Motor Skills Using Blocks

Written by: Ashley Bateman, PT, DPT – Physical Therapist Blocks and stacking toys are a fun and easy way to promote movement and the development of gross motor skills for kids from infants to preschoolers. They come in a variety of sizes, are made in a variety of materials, and they are probably something you […]

Back to School Drive

Back to School graphic

KETV is sponsoring a Back to School Drive July 1st– August 4th. Supplies needed for the drive are: Backpacks, notebooks, hand sanitizer, crayons, 2 pocket folders, markers, pencils, rulers, pens, glue, erasers, and tissues PTC will have a box in the atrium  to drop off Back to School Drive supplies!

A Cheerleader for Your Child – Help for Home Program Success

Written by: Julianne Janiszewski PT, MSPT So, you have just started therapy with your child…well, welcome to the team!  You have just joined a great group of dedicated professionals all working together to help your child succeed, and you are our MVP!  This is because we all depend on you to help carry-over what we […]

Let’s Move! Creative Ideas for Active Play

Written by: Angela Stinman, PTA With the possibility of playgrounds, pools, and splash pads being closed over the coming months, many parents are wondering “What will my kids do all summer?” There are still several ways to get out and be active at home all summer long. Going for walks, bike rides, and hiking are […]

Little League Lacing

Written By:  Ashley Grossenbacher, MOT, OTR/L My son loves sports and is missing playing team sports right now. I came up with this fun activity to combine his love of crafting and his love of sports…it was a hit!  All you need is paper (the thicker the better, but any will work), scissors, a hole […]

Movement Matters

Written by: Angela Stinman, PTA With these long days at home, we are all getting a little stir crazy. Getting active is a great way to not only burn off some energy, but will also help curb some boredom. It is important to provide kids with both the encouragement and the opportunities for a variety […]

Cooking & Baking with Kids – Mix Up Some Fun!

Written By:  Ashley Grossenbacher, MOT, OTR/L Cooking and baking are great activities for kids for a variety of reasons. These tasks help with fine motor skills, hand and arm strengthening, executive functioning, and provide great opportunities for sensory play. This weekend we made soft pretzels from scratch. We incorporated an educational piece into the activity […]